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The Curious Case of Henry Cavill’s Missing Mustache

The harrowing tale of two film studios, and one unshakable mustache.

Henry Cavill

Warner Bros. and Paramount waged war over Henry Cavill’s beautiful, beautiful face during the Justice League reshoots, and the result was a less-beautiful Henry Cavill. Yes, we the viewers had to stomach a not-so-good-looking Superman because of a little mustache debacle between the two powerful studios. There is no victimless crime, people. 

Here are the deets:

Henry Cavill, a.k.a Superman, wrapped up shooting for Justice League and was filming M:I 6 – Mission Impossible. The lad even grew a mustache for his new Mission Impossible role (*cough* foreshadowing). All was well and good. 

That is, until Zack Snyder, Justice League’s director, stepped down to a family tragedy. In response, Josh Whedon stepped up to helm the film and also called for a few reshoots ($25 million worth of reshoots, actually). Sadly, Paramount would not allow Cavill to shave the mustache he’d painstakingly grown for Mission Impossible. So what did Warner Bros. do?

Give me a “C”!

Give me a “G”!

Give me an “I”!

What does that spell?

The Curious Case of Henry Cavill's Missing Mustache
Warner Bros.

Yes, Warner Bros. chose to eliminate Cavill’s luscious facial hair with CGI. The attempt, though lofty, did not go unnoticed by movie goers. 

So what does the offending stache look like? I am so very glad you asked. 

After all of this, methinks it’s only fair that Cavill’s mustache deserves its own IMDb page. 

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